Introduction to Arts Management

Introduction to Arts Management

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Introduction to Arts Management offers a unique, dynamic and savvy guide to managing a performing or visual arts organization, be that an arts center, theatre, museum, art gallery, symphony orchestra, or other arts company. For those training to enter the industry, workers in arts administration, or those seeking to set up their own company, the wealth of expert guidance and direct, accessible style of this authoritative manual will prove indispensable.
Gathering best practices in strategic planning, marketing, fundraising and finance for the arts, the author shares practical, proven processes and valuable tools from his work with over 100 arts companies and professional experience producing over 100 music, dance, theatre and visual arts events. Unique features include:
* boilerplate guides for marketing and fundraising
* a sample Board of Trustee contract
* specific budget checklists
* day-to-day working tools that can be immediately instituted in any arts organization
* resources at the end of each chapter designed to help readers consider and implement
the strategies in their own practice.
Interviews with arts leaders offer insights into the beginnings and growth of significant arts institutions, while examples based on real situations and successful arts organizations from both North America and Britain illustrate and underpin the strategic and practical advice.
Expanded from the author's highly successful How to Run a Theatre, this edition offers both trainees and seasoned professionals the hands-on strategic leadership tools needed to create, build and nurture a successful career in the challenging world of arts administration and management.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17.53mm | 594g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • HPOD
  • 147423979X
  • 9781474239790

Table of contents

Chapter 1 An Overview of Arts Management
Chapter 2 A Personnel Overview: Producers, Artists, Managers and Organizational Hierarchies in Arts Center Management, Theatre Management, Dance Management, Symphony/Music Management, Opera Management, Museum Management and Gallery Management
Chapter 3 Board of Trustees, Volunteers and Community Liaisons and their Role in Arts Administration and the Viability of Producing Arts Internationally
Chapter 4 Strategic Planning for the Arts
Chapter 5 Personnel Management and Human Resources
Chapter 6 Fundraising and the Arts
Chapter 7 Marketing the Arts in the 21st Century
Chapter 8 Budgeting and Financial Management
Chapter 9 Surviving in a Competitive Field
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About Jim Volz

Dr. Jim Volz is a Professor of Theatre at California State University, Fullerton, USA, and an international arts consultant and producer. He served as a longtime critic for New York's Back Stage and is the founding editor of the Shakespeare Theatre Association's international publication, quarto. He has produced over 100 professional productions, consulted for over 100 arts institutions and published more than 100 articles on arts management, arts criticism, Shakespeare, and theatre. He was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre in 2014. He is the author of How to Run a Theatre and Working in American Theatre (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama).
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